Colorado Governor Jared Polis shut down all marijuana dispensary in-store sales this week in response to the growing threat from the coronavirus known as COVID-19, but has specifically allowed for curbside delivery. The order means that Chaffee County-based marijuana stores such as Nature’s Medicine are shifting to curbside service.

Pure Greens operated from state-of-the-art indoor greenhouses in Smeltertown. It is the parent company of Nature’s Medicine. Courtesy Photo.

The executive order allows for take out type operations in a private parking lot or private sidewalk that is adjacent to a Dispensary. It reads “Marijuana Stores can provide “curbside” service to patients and consumers in a private parking lot or on a private sidewalk (a) immediately adjacent to the Medical or Retail Marijuana Store; (b) under control of the Licensee; and (c) under surveillance pursuant to the Emergency Rules.

Nature’s Medicine, located at 230 West 16th Street, Salida, has announced daily curbside service beginning from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, in the main parking lot between Nature’s Medicine and Soulcraft Brewing.

“We encourage all customers to order in advance by visiting our website at www.naturesmedicine.com or call ahead to 719-539-3207, said Pure Greens President and CEO Sterling F. Stoudenmire IV. “ Traffic flow will need to be from west to east, with customers entering from “H” Street and exiting the east side of the parking lot.  We will have cones setup to provide guidance to motorists.”

Nature’s Medicine offers the Hypur Payment Service which allows cashless transactions via the Hypur App for those who prefer to avoid cash transactions. According to Stoudenmire, they are also working on placing an ATM placed outside the store as quickly as possible.

For more information about the Hypur payment option, people can go to www.hypur.com or download the app on Apple App Store  or Google Play .